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US military vehicles in Syria’s northern city of Manbij on December 30th. The city is controlled by Kurdish-dominated Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which have been fighting the Islamic State terror group with US support. Photograph:   by Delil Souleiman /AFP/Getty Images

A 34-year-old man from Houston who is said to have sent a CV and cover letter seeking a job with Islamic State has been seized on a battlefield in Syr(...)

October 2001: VS Naipaul, who was born of Indian ancestry in Trinidad, went to Oxford University on a scholarship and lived the rest of his life in England. As a novelist he exempted neither coloniser nor colonised from his scrutiny. Photograph: Chris Ison/PA Wire

VS Naipaul, the Nobel laureate who documented the migrations of peoples, the unravelling of the British Empire, the ironies of exile and the clash bet(...)

Jlloyd Samuel tussles with  Cristiano Ronaldo in his Aston Villa days. Photograph: Darren Staples/Reuters

Former Aston Villa and Bolton defender Jlloyd Samuel has died in a car crash, the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association has announced. He was 37. (...)

Bryan O’Brien, third from left, with his award at the UK Picture Editors’ Guild Awards in London.

Irish Times photographer and chief video journalist Bryan O’Brien has been named videographer of the year by the UK Picture Editors’ Guild Awards. O’(...)

Pierre Moscovici, EU commissioner for economic and financial affairs, taxation and customs. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

More than two dozen countries face being named on a European tax-haven blacklist as the EU moves to crack down on aggressive avoidance. The draft lis(...)

Archbishop Jude Thaddeus Okolo, the new Apostolic Nuncio to Ireland, is greeted by Cardinal Sean Brady on Monday. Photograph: John Mc Elroy

The new papal nuncio to Ireland Archbishop Jude Thaddeus Okolo was greeted by former Catholic primate Cardinal Seán Brady on arrival at Dublin airport(...)

Larry Egar: a quiet person of deep faith, he had a gentle laconic sense of humour

Harp-maker, boat-builder, printer, solo Atlantic sailor, Larry Egar, who has died aged 79, had all those attributes and much more besides. Something(...)

La Daana Kanhai: Environmental pollution captured my attention during my early university years

La Daana Kanhai, PhD Candidate on the Doctoral Programme in Marine Ecosystem Health and Conservation (Mares) Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology and (...)

 Derek Walcott  in Saint Malo, France, in 1993. Photograph:  Ulf Andersen/Getty Images

Lamentation will rend the air today, and not just in his native St Lucia in the Caribbean, but everywhere poetry is revered. Derek Walcott, who died o(...)

Joe joined the Christian Brothers in 1981 and lived in St Helen’s in Dublin – then a monastery – until he left the congregation in 1987. “I was ver(...)